LA Dodgers Signing Josh Donaldson And Will Harris?
Are the LA Dodgers signing Josh Donaldson and Will Harris?
Following a disappointing postseason campaign that saw the Dodgers lose to the Washington Nationals, big moves were expected in free agency.
Despite being a candidate to sign just about every big name available, LA has yet to make any truly significant winter moves.
That could soon change, though.
According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, they are reportedly in the running to sign Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson and Houston Astros reliever Will Harris.
Donaldson, 34, is arguably the most notable player still out there. However, he will not come cheap. The three-time All-Star will likely command a new deal in the four-year, $112 million range.
The Dodgers are one of the best fits for the top remaining infielder. The Angels are among the top options for the best right-handed reliever.@JimBowdenGM looks at the best players available in his MLB free agency reset.https://t.co/9DBldvDGqA
— The Athletic L.A. (@TheAthleticLA) December 31, 2019
Harris, 35, is a far more gettable and affordable option. The 35-year-old is likely going to fetch something in the neighborhood of a two-year, $18 million deal.
The big question with Harris is whether Los Angeles really should be investing this sort of money in yet another reliever.
A roster consisting of Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, Blake Treinen and Harris would mean the organization is paying roughly $50 million to four relievers.
Are the Dodgers locks to come away with Donaldson and Harris? Obviously not. Their strikeouts this winter have been notable and somewhat surprising.
But will the team likely come away with at least one of them? Probably.